Michael J. Cemo
Michael Cemo was appointed to the UH System Board of Regents in 2001 by Governor Rick Perry and will serve through August 2007. He has served as vice chairman of the board for fiscal years 2006 and 2007. For fiscal year 2007 he served as chair of the Endowment Management Committee and vice chair of the Administration and Strategic Planning Committee. For fiscal years 2004 and 2005 he was chair of the University Advancement Committee and in 2006 he was chair of the Administration and Finance Committee and vice chair of the Audit Committee.
He was president and CEO of A I M Distributors, Inc., the retail-marketing arm of A I M Management Group Inc., and a director of AMVESCAP PLC. His community activities include board memberships in the Houston Museum of Natural Science and the Society of the Performing Arts, and formerly the Association for Community Television. He also is president of the Michael and Rebecca Cemo Family Foundation.
A Houston resident for more than 50 years, Mr. Cemo earned his bachelor's of science degree in economics from the University of Houston in 1968. His involvement with his alma mater includes membership in the Dean's Advisory Board for the C.T. Bauer College of Business and in the President's National Advisory Council. He also sits on the Board of Managers of the Cougar Investment Fund, L.L.C., a multi-million dollar investment fund managed by students of the business school. In 2002, he was named a Distinguished Alumnus of the Bauer College of Business.